October 2010 – The Equality Act comes into effect, requiring equal treatment for all regardless of gender, race, health, disability, sexual orientation, belief and age; Colin Montgomerie’s Europe team wins the 38th Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales; Labour’s Ed Miliband attends his first Prime Minister’s Questions as Leader of the Opposition; New England Sports Ventures completes its £300 million takeover of Liverpool FC; the inquest begins into the deaths of the 52 people killed in the terrorist attacks on London on 7 July 2005; and the International Space Station sets a new record for the longest continuous human occupation of space – 3641 days. Meanwhile in the imprint industry…

Men’s Warehouse buys Dimensions Clothing and certain assets of workwear supplier, Alexandra; PenCarrie announces merger with fellow distributor, UKL; Vastex launches a new clamp-on numbering system; DTG introduces an extended roller system for the K3 direct-to-garment printer; Fanela raises a smile with a deal to supply one million printed ‘smiley’ shirts to the Sheppey Arts Foundation Enterprise (SAFE); M&R unveils the new Sportsman EX automatic press; Jerzees Schoolgear announces its new school blazers; Images columnist Tony Moore reviews current business priorities; Regatta’s Antony Haber talks about the new premium X-Pro jackets range; Pat Williams provides expert advice on how to tackle large embroidery designs on jackets; and Scott Fresener shares his 12 tips for perfect jacket prints.